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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
One to two inches of rain is possible Sunday and precipitation will continue into Monday, according to the National Weather Service. On Saturday night, a cold front that's associated with an upper level low pressure system is expected to come into the Baltimore metro area and bring precipitation from the Great Lakes region, said Calvin Meadows, a meteorological technician at the NWS Sterling office. When a surface level low pressure system that is moving up the Atlantic coast from the Carolinas reaches the Baltimore area Sunday afternoon, it will trigger widespread and heavy precipitation, he said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
A flood watch is in effect across much of the Baltimore region starting at 6 p.m., with two inches of rain possible overnight into Thursday morning. The National Weather Service issued the watch through late Wednesday night, cautioning that heavy rain could cause flooding in low-lying and urban areas. It is in effect for Baltimore City and Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel and Harford counties. An inch or two of rain is forecast, with higher amounts possible in some areas, depending on where the bands of heaviest precipitation set up. A high pressure system is moving off of northern New England as a low pressure system moves in from the Atlantic and up the coast.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2011
Heavy rains from a morning storm caused flash flooding and standing water in the city and throughout the region, officials said. At about noon Sunday, city and Baltimore County fire and rescue officials rescued motorists from three cars submerged in water at Northpoint Road and Quad Avenue. Fire chief Kevin Cartwright said a call came at about 11:30 a.m. about people trapped in water near the Baltimore County line. Fire officials arrived to find three vehicles trapped in four to five feet of water underneath a bridge.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Heavy rain led to flash flooding that closed roads and required widespread swift-water rescues from trapped vehicles Tuesday. A flash flood warning was in effect across parts of the Baltimore region through 6:45 p.m. At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 2.7 inches of rain fell in just one hour, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. More than 6 inches of rain fell as of 4 p.m., surpassing a record for Tuesday's date, 4.91 inches on...
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
Just a few days into the hurricane season, Tropical Storm Andrea is forecast to deluge Maryland and much of the Atlantic coast Friday, prompting flash flood warnings across the Baltimore region. The storm was not expected to pack anything close to the intensity of Hurricane Sandy seven months earlier, but threatened to inundate low-lying areas, rivers and streams. It brought tornadoes to Florida on Thursday and was expected to dump nearly a foot of rain in some areas of the Southeast.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch across Central Maryland, with an inch or two of rain possible Saturday amid mild temperatures in the 50s and 60s. The heaviest rain is expected Saturday afternoon and could cause flooding in areas with poor drainage and where streams and creeks could overflow their banks. Temperatures could reach the lower 60s in the afternoon. The forecast comes after a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain slickened roads early Friday morning but was turning to rain by midday, as temperatures warm significantly into the weekend.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
A flash flood watch is in effect across Central Maryland through late Tuesday, with storms and heavy rain possible. A burst of heavy rain inundated College Park and surrounding areas Tuesday morning. The watch is in place across greater Baltimore. The air is thick with moisture around the region, with a dew point of 72 degrees Tuesday afternoon at BWI Marshall Airport, an oppressive level of humidity. Chances of storms and heavy rain showers are expected through Tuesday night.
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By Rafael Alvarez | May 7, 1991
A thunderstorm carried across Maryland on dark, heavy clouds brought winds up to 60 mph and brief, heavy rain to parts of the state late yesterday as it made its way to the Atlantic coast.Winds accompanying the storm, which dissipated as it moved east toward the shore, were reported between 50 and 60 mph in southern Anne Arundel County near the South River and parts of northeastern Carroll County around Millers just before 5 p.m.Those winds pushed trees into power lines and left more than 26,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers immediately without power -- most of them in Carroll and Baltimore counties -- as the storm passed through their neighborhoods.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2000
Spring arrived in Maryland yesterday, and with it came a threat of heavy rain today for the Baltimore area, and flash flood warnings in parts of Western Maryland. The vernal equinox also ended an unusually dry and mild winter in Maryland and much of the country. Maryland can use the rain. The instruments at Baltimore-Washington International Airport recorded just 9.56 inches of precipitation from December through March 19, more than 3 inches below normal for the period. The National Weather Service ranked December 1999 through February 2000 the 23rd-driest winter in Maryland since 1895.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
Weather forecasters are warning the mid-Atlantic and Northeast to brace for possible tropical storm-force winds, heavy rains and even snow early next week as Hurricane Sandy appears increasingly likely to strike somewhere between the Delmarva peninsula and Cape Cod. Forecast models that had waffled on potential storm tracks for days began to align Thursday, predicting the category 2 hurricane will head north after passing through the Bahamas, instead...
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By Yvonne Wenger and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Tuesday's torrential rain - the most to fall in one day in more than 80 years - shut down portions of major roadways, stranded dozens of motorists, including some who had to be rescued, and caused dangerous flash floods throughout the region. More than 6 inches of rain fell steadily throughout the day, leading the Orioles to postpone their game against the Yankees, gallons of sewage to spill into the Jones Falls and fliers returning to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to find vehicles stuck in flooded long-term parking lots.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Strong storms, some possibly turning severe, are expected to bring brief periods of heavy rain and gusty winds across Central Maryland on Wednesday afternoon and evening. Meteorologists at the Storm Prediction Center do not expect to issue a severe thunderstorm watch across the region, but are nonetheless eyeing a stretch from Northern Virginia up into southern New England for storm development. Heavy moisture in the air, which forecasters called an "unseasonably moist air mass", is expected to fuel the storms enough to produce as much as 1.5 inches to 2 inches of rain in some areas.  Storms are expected to be fast-moving, so widespread flash flooding is not expected, according to the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
More heavy rain is possible Friday evening, on top of the quick deluge from storms that flooded roadways and spawned a tornado warning in the afternoon. A flash flood watch is in effect through 10 p.m. Flood warnings around Baltimore had expired by early Friday evening, but some large puddles could remain on roadways. A moist air mass was expected to bring more storms with rainfall rates of up to 1-2 inches per hour. At the Inner Harbor, 1.58 inches of rain fell between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. as a line of storms passed through.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
A flash flood watch is in effect across Central Maryland through late Tuesday, with storms and heavy rain possible. A burst of heavy rain inundated College Park and surrounding areas Tuesday morning. The watch is in place across greater Baltimore. The air is thick with moisture around the region, with a dew point of 72 degrees Tuesday afternoon at BWI Marshall Airport, an oppressive level of humidity. Chances of storms and heavy rain showers are expected through Tuesday night.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Central Maryland is under a flash flood watch, with heavy rain and storms forecast late Thursday and Friday. As much as 2-3 inches of rain could fall during showers and thunderstorms, with periods of heavy rain possible, according to the National Weather Service. Locally heavier rainfall totals are possible. Flash flooding is of particular concern near small rivers and streams, according to the weather service. So far this month, rainfall is running below normal, at about three-quarters of an inch at BWI Marshall Airport.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch across Central Maryland, with an inch or two of rain possible Saturday amid mild temperatures in the 50s and 60s. The heaviest rain is expected Saturday afternoon and could cause flooding in areas with poor drainage and where streams and creeks could overflow their banks. Temperatures could reach the lower 60s in the afternoon. The forecast comes after a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain slickened roads early Friday morning but was turning to rain by midday, as temperatures warm significantly into the weekend.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area until 2 p.m. on Monday. At 4:40 a.m., NWS said periods of moderate to heavy rain will fall across an area extending from Orange County, Va. (about 85 miles southwest of Washington) to Harford County. Rainfall will taper off from west to east during the afternoon, and the area should expect up to two inches of rain, with higher amounts possible, NWS said. The rainfall could cause streams and creeks to overflow and cause minor flooding in urban and poor-drainage areas, NWS said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
Rain falling down heavy at times is forecast throughout the day Tuesday, potentially turning to freezing rain north and west of Baltimore, after starting as a wintry mix in the early morning. Traces of snow were reported in Essex, Glen Burnie and Odenton, according to reports. Farther west, a trace was also reported in Thurmont in Frederick County and Frostburg in Allegany County. Overnight lows reached the lower 30s in Baltimore and colder to the north and west.  Temperatures are forecast to hover around the upper 30s, making for a cold rain, throughout the day. Freezing rain was possible into the afternoon north and west of Baltimore.
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